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The wasteful torture report
The recent release of a Senate report commissioned by Democrats regarding torture of terrorism suspects in order to obtain vital information was a waste of $40 million of taxpayer money.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014


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Obama on race
WASHINGTON (AP) — He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

113th Congress: more fights than feats, "Thank God it's over"
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Charity vs. panhandling
I'm paying up at this discount store, and the nice woman at the cash register asks me something like, "Do you want to support a program to help homeless teenagers get drug counseling?"
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ISIS: 'The gun in one hand and the kitten in the other'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The three teenage girls from Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for the Islamic State group, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands of dollars in stolen cash. Authorities intercepted them in Germany, then returned them to their families without criminal charges.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bush considering a run
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush today took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “actively explore” a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Counterterrorism expert says torture report betrays intelligence community
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on coercive tactics betrays intelligence officials and will erode their trust in future presidential administrations, a former CIA official who oversaw the agency’s enhanced interrogation program said Sunday.
Monday, December 15, 2014

A rare chance for a woman to rise on the big screen
As "Wild" goes into wide release, a sacred Hollywood idea will be put to the test -- and, hopefully, it will flunk.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Justice won't ask Risen about source
WASHINGTON (AP) — A source familiar with the case says the Justice Department will not compel New York Times reporter James Risen to testify about his source at an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Congress fails to revise government records law
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for greater openness in government were frustrated after Congress failed to update the Freedom of Information Act despite bipartisan support in the House and Senate.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Protesters of police killings march on DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 10,000 protesters converged on the nation’s capital Saturday to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action.
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rep. Davis issues statement on funding bill
Washington, DC —  U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis  released the following statement Thursday night after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a year-long spending bill to fund the federal government.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Pelosi cleaves from Obama on spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House Republicans in backing a $1.1 trillion spending bill she opposed.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Senate's turn now to keep government running
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle between the Senate’s old school veterans and new-breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and liberal Elizabeth Warren took shape Friday as leaders pushed for passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill needed to keep the government running.
Friday, December 12, 2014

Do you vote what you drink?
Did you know that Democrats drink more than Republicans? Or that they are likelier to choose clear liquors, whereas Republicans tend toward the darker ones? That voters who skew most Republican favor Jim Beam? That those who skew most Democratic go for Seagram's gin?
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Feminist conservatives? Yes.
It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.
Thursday, December 11, 2014











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